A TRIO OF TOURS!

July 07, 2022

 

 

IVY HILL CEMETERY WALKING TOUR (weather permitting) 

This walk is a discussion of the signs, symbols and notable burials in this historic rural cemetery which was established in 1887.  Tour is led by local historian Kathy Mountjoy and meets at Ivy Hill Cemetery, 451 N. Church Street in Smithfield.

2nd Saturday & Sunday of each month, 10 a.m. – 12 noon 

March – October: July 9, (no tour on July 10), August 13 & 14, Sept. 10 & 11, Oct. 8 & 9 

No reservations required…just show up at tour time!

$5 per person, children under 12 are free, Cash or check only.

 

HISTORIC CHURCH STREET WALKING TOUR (weather permitting) 

This walk features dozens of buildings of exceptional architectural importance.  Several of the homes are listed on the National Registry.  This tour begins at the Isle of Wight County Museum parking lot, 103 Main Street in Smithfield.

 

2nd Saturday & Sunday of each month, 1– 3 p.m. 

March – October: July 9 & 10, August 13 & 14, Sept. 10 & 11, Oct. 8 & 9

No reservations required…just show up at tour time!

$5 per person, children under 12 are free, Cash or check only.

 

2nd & 4th Wednesday & Thursday of each month, 10 a.m. – 12 noon

March – October: July 13 & 14, July 27 & 28, August 10 & 11, August 24 & 25, Sept. 14 & 15, Sept. 28 & 29, Oct. 12 & 13, Oct. 26 & 27

Reservations required with at least a 48-hour notice!

$5 per person, children under 12 are free, Cash or check only.

 

LIFE OF HAM VAN TOUR

This tour traces the history of the ham industry with a special surprise at the end!  This is our newest tour and is a driving tour that utilizes our Tourism van which can accommodate up to 6 guests comfortably.  This tour begins at the Isle of Wight County Museum parking lot, 103 Main Street in Smithfield.

2nd & 4th Wednesday & Thursday of each month, 1– 3 p.m. 

March – October: July 13 & 14, July 27 & 28, August 10 & 11, August 24 & 25, Sept. 14 & 15, Sept. 28 & 29, Oct. 12 & 13, Oct. 26 & 27

Reservations required with at least a 48-hour notice!

$10 per person, children under 12 are free, Cash or check only.

Tour cost includes a complimentary ham roll at Darden's Country Store and free admission to the Isle of Wight County Museum. Tour lasts approximately two hours.

 

Contact:  Kathy Mountjoy, Tour Coordinator, 757-408-1935 or kmountjoy@isleofwightus.net

Visitor Center: 319 Main Street, 757-357-5182 or smfdtour@isleofwightus.net

 

 

 

SELF-GUIDED TOURS

Stop by the Visitor Center (319 Main Street) for a free map of the downtown historic area and the walking tour information for a self-guided tour.

 

 

GROUP TOURS

Our tourism professionals are happy to help you plan a fun-filled visit to our charming and historic area! Contact our group tour coordinator, Kathy Mountjoy to design a specific tour to suit your group’s size, interests, and timeframe. 

Cost/Details:

• Groups no larger than 10-12 are best

• $5 per person (minimum charge of $20)

• Van or small bus - $55

• Large/Step-On bus - $95

• Different rates may apply according to the size and type of your group

Contact:  Kathy Mountjoy, Tour Coordinator, 757-408-1935 or kmountjoy@isleofwightus.net

Visitor Center: 319 Main Street, 757-357-5182 or smfdtour@isleofwightus.net